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- Reviews: 11
a great combination to oily foundation
This is my go to Foundation in cooler months. It not only keeps my skin very balanced, soft in appearance-less lines, and no cakeyness. The colors are true to form. Very nice color selection. Coverage can be medium to full, without being heavy and Cakey. Very nice long wear, non stransferable. Great neutral color choices! stransferable
January 20, 2014
perfect canvas prep
When I first got a sample of this, I didn't give it the credit that was due to it. I finally tapped into it's potential. This is a primer with a pale beige color to it. It makes so many of my liquid based foundations look flawless and beautiful on my skin. This is especially great for prepping the face to be smooth and blur out imperfections on my clients with problem skin and medium to larger pores. Now granted a product hasn't been created that covers everything, but this does a great job of prepping the canvas. If you wear a darker foundation, this primer will give it a glowier lighter finish, so keep that in mind when choosing your color. It also helps the foundation stay on longer especially if you end with a setting spray. This doesnt work it's best with foundations like hourglass immaculate, due to its liquid to powder finish. Another staple in my makeup kit.
July 25, 2013
my favorite cleanser
This is my favorite cleanser for many reasons. It's gentle and doesn't strip my skin. I like the botanical scent for it's spa like experience. My skin feels like silk immediately after using it. I've tried plenty of cleansers in my 51 years. And every single cleanser that said it was gentle and didn't strip your skin would either strip my skin or was just a cream that did not truly cleanse the skin. Skin will react in three different ways when it's being overly stripped. It will get dry patches and extra oil will appear at the same time, this leaves so many people perplexed when this your skin's way of telling you that you've cleansed your skin improperly and the cleanser is both stripping your skin and throwing off your ph balance. Acne can also result from the stress on the skin if it's not hormone or diet related. This cleanser has been the solution to all of these issues for my skin. My skin is finally balanced, not too dry and not too oily! Soft , youthful and clears up any flare ups from a product breakouts when trying new ones that my skin does not agree with. This is worth the money, it also takes just the smallest amount and goes really far. This is a Godsend!
April 30, 2013
beautiful, almost looks like false lashes!
This is becoming one of my favorite mascaras. It's skinny sparser like brush had me uncertain of it's capabilities. But it is able to lengthen and separate my lashes, yet give a full look after 2 coats. The tube idea is great. I squeeze the air out of it before tightening the brush in to ensure less possible air in the product that could dry it out. You also have the advantage of squeezing the tube to get more product when you need it. It's long-lasting, and you'll need a good eye makeup remover to get it off. No flaking or smearing in my experience. But keep in mind this one isn't waterproof. Just long-lasting.
April 28, 2013
perfect pop of peachy pink
I discovered this pretty colored pink/peach toned blush (lightly flecked with a bit golden shimmer) when I was searching for a blush that could go with most day looks, and several of my neutral, pinks, and peachy lipsticks. Being 50 and blonde this color really gives me just the right amount of color I need without washing me out, and yet brightening me up to give a youthful look to my skin. It's a pricey blush, but will last you quite sometime if you put it on to look fresh and not over do it. It's also a good consisitancy and the pigmentation is high so it's meant to wear nicer, last longer. A staple blush in my studio. Great with almost any skin tone!
August 19, 2012
Favorite lipstick !
Gone mac and not going back ! I love the array of shades , tones and consistency of mac lipsticks! There is something for every mood or occasion. A perfect fit for anyone. Never cared about my lipstick so much til I started playing with their fun color pallet!
August 1, 2012
My must have, all time stand by
This is a great powder foundation alone for a daytime natural look . And great for over a liquid foundation for a beautiful flawless finish for evening or photos. A must have!
August 1, 2012
Works better than some pricier brands
This is great for taking off any type of mascara. I found it to work better than some of the pricier brands I used to use. It also doesn't sting or bother my eyes . Very pleased .
July 26, 2012
This is not a best foundation its just a talcy powder
To my knowledge there is mica in this product and it magnifies imperfections and wrinkles if you are of a certain age. I can get a little oily in area's in the summer and I thought my skin would be able to breathe better with this supposably light foundation. I got horribly oily (not usual for me) and broke out. The color changes and gets darker when that happens and every flaw showed on my face. It was a huge waste of my money. It's like kiddy makeup to me, or just plain mica powder with some minerals in it. I did not consider this a "foundation". Not for me. I agree with below. Over rated. I love HD make up forever and Lancome Teint idole. "real" foundations.
May 27, 2011
a favorite for building volume and getting the dark black
If you like flair like I do, then you will like this mascara. I've always been a lancome mascara fan and still enjoy their mascaras. But when making a purchase at sephora I was slipped a sample of the dior blackout diorshow~ and WOW!!!!! Extra black on my grey,blue, green eyes. They popped. What's the point of wearing mascara if they don't build your lashes to luscious. I was sold. Their waterproof is equal and that is hard to come by. I do like to wear false lashes for rock concerts etc... but on a regular basis this is a great mascara. High quality, love the pigment~ very dark. It does live up to it's claims. It did not clump for me as some have claimed. But as a professional you have to make sure air is not getting into the pump and keep it airtight, just as standard information. It doesn't flake, smudge, irritate or any of the usual issues we don't like to deal with. It is backstage modeling quality. I would have used this on my stage projects for sure!
December 9, 2010